Curbing family breakdown could halve the deficit, finds new report

17-Mar-2014

As George Osborne prepares for the 2014 Budget on Wednesday, he is likely to have ruled out the possibility of saving a portion of UK spending the equivalent of the entire defence budget.

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Marriage Foundation welcomes Professor Galena Rhoades

10-Mar-2014

On Friday the Marriage Foundation welcomed Professor Galena Rhoades of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver for lunch and a talk about her recent research.

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Pre-nups – where “my money” trumps “our commitment”

27-Feb-2014

Follow our latest Modern Marriage blog post by Harry Benson.

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Divorce rates immune to boom and bust

New report from the Marriage Foundation explodes the myth about a link between divorce and recession. Relationship charities have previously claimed that more married couples break up during an economic downturn because of the strain of financial anxiety putting pressure on relationships. Arguing the exact opposite, lawyers have suggested recessions keep couples together, as they cannot afford to go through expensive divorce procedures and the cost of buying a second house.

However research, carried out by Harry Benson of The Marriage Foundation, shows that neither side can claim to have reached a valid conclusion because the link simply does not exist.

See Press Release here.

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